Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Keeya is the Head of Communications and Influence at BFA Global, a consulting firm that applies financial and digital innovation, venture building, and investment expertise to improve the resilience and wellbeing of underserved people. BFA Global leverages global expertise and local knowledge to craft and scale solutions, and catalyze innovation ecosystems, partnering with leading public, private and philanthropic organizations, for a more inclusive and sustainable planet. Founded in 2006, BFA Global is headquartered in Nairobi and Boston, with a presence in Medellín, New Delhi, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra, Madrid, London and Paris.
In her role, Keeya leads the comms team across the organization at large, including vision, strategy, content development, digital, press and media outreach. Keeya also works with early-stage companies in emerging markets through the Catalyst Fund Startup Accelerator, helping entrepreneurs to tell their stories and connect with their audiences.
Keeya joined BFA Global with over a decade of experience in international strategic communications roles. Most recently she worked at the GSMA, where she led global marketing and communications for Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation, a 20+ million USD program funded by the UK government to accelerate the impact and delivery of digital humanitarian assistance. Before this, Keeya co-founded an award-winning community-led Australian organization and developed communications strategies for the United Nations Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs in New York City, and for global refugee advocacy and peacekeeping NGOs in the United Kingdom, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. She is also a former Huffington Post contributor, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper Alumnus, TEDx speaker, and a current Georgia Women’s Policy Institute Fellow.